Princeton
Weekly Bulletin
May 1, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 26
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Page one news and features
Nuts, bolts of who we are
Course examines literature on law
Back to school at over 80

People
Webb to head Teacher Prep Program
Four move up to full professor
Preceptorships, reappointments
Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships, Goldwater Scholarships, retirements, obituaries

Nassau Notes
Arts
Speakers
Notices

Sections
Calendar
Employment


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Editor:
  
Sally Freedman
Associate editor:
   Caroline Moseley
Calendar and
production editor:
  
Carolyn Geller
Contributing writers:
   Justin Harmon,
   Ken Howard,
   Steven Schultz
Photographer:
   Denise Applewhite
Web edition:
  
Mahlon Lovett


 

   

Nuts, bolts of who we are

Jonathan Cohen directs Center for Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior
     Sitting in the doctor's office when he was 11 years old, Jonathan Cohen picked up a copy of Life magazine and became engrossed in a story about the exploding pace of neuroscience research.
     "I remember thinking 'Wow, the great frontier of science is not out there in the stars, it's right here with me in my head."
     Three decades later, brain research is indeed a frontier of science, and Cohen, professor of psychology, is at the center of it. [>>more]


Course examines literature on law

    

Literature and Law, taught by Class of 1900 Professor of Modern Languages and professor of German and Comparative literature Theodore Ziolkowski, is "an introduction to literature as a vehicle of thought about law."
     The course, Comparative Literature 330, traces the evolution of law from antiquity to the present, says Ziolkowski. The nine students in the course this spring read a variety of literary works: among them, the dramas of Aeschylus and Sophocles, the Biblical book of Exodus with its Ten Commandments, 13th-century Icelandic sagas, medieval fables, Shakespeare, and modern novels such as von Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas and Melville's Billy Budd. [>>more]


   

Back to school at over 80

Most days you can find Henry Callahan at the back of the E-Quad library, laboring over a problem set.
     This semester the course he struggles hardest with is Civil and Environmental Engineering 462, Design of Large-Scale Structures: Bridges.
     It's a typical undergraduate experience, except that Callahan is no typical undergraduate. He is 83 years old. [>>more]


Webb to head Teacher Prep Program

John Webb has been appointed director of the Program in Teacher Preparation, effective July 1.
     He comes to Princeton with more than three decades of experience in classroom teaching at the secondary and postsecondary levels, school administration and teacher preparation. [>>more]


Four move up to full professor

Four associate professors have been promoted to the rank of professor:
Scott Burnham in Music, Andrew Ford in Classics, Richard Register in Chemical Engineering and Bruce Western in Sociology. [>>more]

 


People

Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships
Students receive Goldwater Scholarships
Retirements
Obituaries of retired employees


   

International service

Ann Ellis '01 (second from r) received the International Center's International Service Award at Communiversity on April 15. Dean of Undergraduate Students Kathleen Deignan made the presentation, along with International Center Director Paula Chow (l), and Spring Cheng, president of United Mom's Charities, which underwrites the $300 prize. The award honors "a student or student organization whose humanitarian endeavors at Princeton or abroad significantly promote international understanding or profoundly transform the community they serve." Ellis was cited for her work in founding a school and community center in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya, a project she has been involved with for the past two years. In January the buildings were opened for 520 children aged six to 15 to attend kindergarten through third grade, noted Chow. (Photo by Ron Carter)


Athletics

Baseball. The Tigers defeated Pennsylvania 5-4 and 12-5 on April 23. (17-14 , 10-4 Ivy)
Crew. On April 22, the men's lightweight defeated Penn and Navy, and the women's open outrowed Yale and Virginia. (Men's lightweight: 3-1, 2-0 Ivy; women's open: 7-1, 4-1 Ivy)
Lacrosse. The men defeated Cornell 9-5 on April 22 to claim a share of the Ivy League title and will receive the league's automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. The women beat Penn 19-4 on April 19 but lost to Dartmouth 16-13 on April 22. (Men: 8-2, 5-0 Ivy; women:12-2, 5-1 Ivy)
Softball. Princeton swept Dartmouth 7-9 and 0-6 on April 21. (17-21, 6-4 Ivy)
Tennis. The women defeated Cornell on April 21 and Columbia 8-1 on April 22, finishing undefeated in the Ivy League for the first time since 1980 and clinching their first outright championship since 1994. The men defeated Cornell on April 21 but lost to Columbia on April 23. (Men: 16-7, 5-2 Ivy; women: 17-2, 7-0 Ivy)

 


In print

Judaeo-Yemenite Studies: Proceedings of the Second International Congress, edited by Visiting Lecturer in Religion and African American Studies Ephraim Isaac and Yosef Tobi (Daf-Noy Press, Jerusalem, 1999)

"The Second International Congress of Yemenite Jewish Studies was held in Princeton, New Jersey, June 28-30, 1992. Many renowned international scholars from Israel, Europe and the United States participated in the Congress and presented papers on various aspects of Yemenite Jewish language, history and culture. In this volume most of the papers that were delivered at the Congress, the first international meeting on Yemenite Jewry held in the United States, [are presented in English and Hebrew]." (from the preface)

 

 


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